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First Look At Ben Whishaw In Gay Espionage Thriller “London Spy”

It's far removed from his Bond films

Out British actor Ben Whishaw is one of the most versatile performers of his generation, appearing in such diverse films as Cloud Atlas, Stoned and as the voice of Paddington.

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But he’s probably best know as gadget wizard Q in the modern Bond films.

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But next month he’s going to be starring in a much different kind of espionage thriller, as a man who becomes involved with a London Spy, played by Edward Holcroft.

London Spy is the story of a chance romance between two people from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess.

Whishaw plays Danny – gregarious, hedonistic, romantic and adrift, who falls for the anti-social enigmatic and brilliant Alex (played by Holcroft). Just as the two of them realise that they’re perfect for each other, Alex is found dead. Danny, utterly ill-equipped to take on the complex and codified world of British espionage, must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth.”

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The five hour mini-series will air in Britain on November 9th, but there’s no word on when it will cross the pond.

Here’s the first trailer.

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